Shock Wave Therapy

What is Shock Wave Therapy?

A shock wave is an extremely strong pressure wave that pulses for a very short time (circa 10 milliseconds). The pulse is so strong it breaks the sound barrier and creates the shockwave that transfers into the designated area of the body. The use of shock wave therapy has been around for many years and its uses are plentiful. The way it works is by interacting with tissues creating microfractures, which in turn cause a new inflammatory response. This effect is beneficial for tissue repair, regrowth and improved mobility.

How do we use Shock Wave Therapy?

Shock wave therapy can be used to break down calcified deposits which can cause stiffness and pain in limb tendons. As therapy assists with pain, swelling and inflammation in the limbs it is often used in conjunction with medication or other therapies.

The level of intensity will depend on the severity and discussed treatment of your pet. Sedation is sometimes used to keep your pet conformable and stress free during therapy, and we will make sure you are happy with our plans.

Be Referred

We would love to be able to get your pet back on their feet. We don’t require a referral from your vet for your pet to receive treatment with us. We will contact your first opinion vet for a history and any X-rays etc. You just need to turn up with your ‘fur baby’ – and both relax! We have made Physio-Vet, as unlike a normal vets as possible. We don’t have examination tables, we have comfortable mats, so that we are down at your ‘fur baby’s’ level, to reassure them whilst they are examined and initial appointments aren’t rushed either, as we allow a full hour for it. So, please rest assured your ‘fur baby’ is in good, caring hands!
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